Four people arrested in summer church burglaries

Four people arrested in summer church burglaries

VALDOSTA, GA (WALB) - Four people are in custody in Lowndes County after a string of church burglaries dating back to the summer.

Lowndes County Sheriff's Office stated these four people were arrested:

  • Virginia Ann Mixon, 41
  • Kristie Diana Walker, 45
  • Ethan Alexander Shackelford, 22
  • Richard Matthew Burke, 33

LCSO said the four took mostly electronics and musical instruments from five different churches across south Georgia and even Florida. 

A majority of the items have been returned except for a few minor things.

"As we quickly approach the holidays what we find, most burglaries, thefts anything of that nature is a crime of opportunity. So as we approach the holidays people just need to be aware of their surroundings," said Jones.

Jones said that these burglaries date back to mid-July.

All four of the suspects face multiple charges of robbery.

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